Labor warns bill designed to deter foreign agents could catch unwitting social media users

Social media companies including Facebook and Twitter, as well as their users, may have to register as agents of “foreign influence” on Australian politics, Labor has warned.

Acting shadow attorney general Brendan O’Connor has highlighted the potential unintended consequences of the foreign influence transparency scheme bill as bipartisanship breaks down on the foreign donation ban, another plank of the Coalition’s foreign interference package.

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